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Livingston, Philip to Robert Livingston Jr. re: advice for Robert's studies

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02496 Author/Creator: Livingston, Philip Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1724/08/03 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 31.7 x 20.4 cm

Summary of Content: Philip reminds Robert to mind his studies now, or he will grow to regret it when it is too late to learn. He asks if Philip would like to return to New Rochelle next winter, and if he gets along with his Master and Mistress. Philip also reminds Philip to read the Bible, to send his mother a letter in French, and to send him a letter every week so that he may observe how Robert's hand improves.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Children and FamilyEducationReligionLiterature and Language Arts

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